Internal and External Awards

The External Scholarships and Undergraduate Research Center helps students find and apply for merit-based internal and external awards.

Our office maintains a database of external awards which we update twice each year. The Scholarships and Other Award Resources (SOAR) database contains opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students and includes scholarships, fellowships, grants, research and internship opportunities, essay contests, and more.

In addition to external awards, our office oversees internal merit-based awards such as the Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, the President's Awards for Undergraduate Student Excellence, and the Provost's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Student Research.

We are here to help you navigate the world of fellowships and awards. Our Research and Scholarship Advisors have walk-in hours daily or you can schedule an appointment at your convenience. Our advising team will help guide you through the application process, start to finish. Below is a list of some of the opportunities available to you and the scholarship advisor you should contact for more assistance.

Award Name Campus Deadline National Deadline University Nomination Required Scholarship Advisor
Critical Language Scholarship N/A 11/19/2019 No Lisa Theo
Fulbright Summer Institute  N/A 2/1/2020 No Valerie Imbruce
Fulbright US Student (ETA and Research)  9/1/2019 10/8/2019 Yes Katherine Krebs
Gaither Junior Fellows  12/1/2019 1/15/2020 Yes Lisa Theo
Gates-Cambridge Scholarship  N/A  10/9/2019 No Lisa Theo
Goldwater Scholarship 11/18/2019 1/31/2020 Yes Lisa Theo
Hollings Scholarship (NOAA)  N/A 1/31/2020 No Lisa Theo
Humanity in Action N/A 1/5/2020 No Valerie Imbruce
Knight Hennessey (Stanford) N/A 10/10/19 No Valerie Imbruce
Luce Scholarship 10/20/2019 11/1/2019 Yes Susan Flynn
Marshall Scholarship 9/3/2019 10/3/2019 Yes Lisa Theo
Mitchell Scholarship 9/3/2019 9/27/2019 Yes Lisa Theo
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program N/A Mid-to-late October No Valerie Imbruce
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates\ N/A Varies mid-January to late-February No Valerie Imbruce
Paul & Daisy Soros N/A 11/1/2019 No Cassandra Wentzel
Payne International Development Fellowship N/A 11/1/2019 No Cassandra Wentzel
PPIA Summer Institute N/A 11/1/2019 No Cassandra Wentzel
Rangel Graduate Fellowship N/A 9/24/2019 No Cassandra Wentzel
Rangel Summer Enrichment Program N/A 2/4/2020 No Cassandra Wentzel
Rhodes Scholarship 9/3/2019 First Wednesday of October Yes Lisa Theo
Schwarzman Scholars N/A 9/26/2019 No Valerie Imbruce
SUNY Upstate Medical REU 12/1/2019 2/4/2020 Yes Susan Flynn
Truman Scholarship 12/1/2019 2/4/2020 Yes Susan Flynn
Udall Scholarship 2/1/2020 3/5/2020 Yes Lisa Theo